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Re: Network security manager

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Network security manager
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:22:37 +0200

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:23:39 -0500
> >> It's definitely not dangerous.  IIUC he needs this info to decide
> >> whether his code can prompt the user or not.  Maybe it won't do the
> >> right thing in 100% of the cases, but it's clear that if inhibit-quit is
> >> non-nil, we're in a context where we shouldn't prompt the user.
> > It's not clear to me at all.  Some code could set the variable for
> > reasons that have no relation to prompts.
> Can you give a scenario where inhibit-quit is non-nil and yet prompting
> the user would be OK?

Some hypothetical Lisp program that forces users to answer a question?

Perhaps also the "emergency exit" feature?

In any case, nothing stops some Lisp from doing the above.

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